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File #: R-23-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Second Reader
File created: 5/7/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/3/2019 Final action:
Title: Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week - For the purpose of recognizing the third annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week from June 2-10, 2019; and urging Annapolis residents and guests to participate in the plethora of educational and environmental events, activities, and programs that are designed to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay to the State, the region, and the United States.
Sponsors: Sheila Finlayson, Rob Savidge
Attachments: 1. R-23-19 Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week Resolution.pdf, 2. R- 23-19 Staff Report and REVISED Fiscal Impact Note.pdf
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Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week - For the purpose of recognizing the third annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week from June 2-10, 2019; and urging Annapolis residents and guests to participate in the plethora of educational and environmental events, activities, and programs that are designed to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay to the State, the region, and the United States.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 23-19

Introduced by: Alderwoman Finlayson


A RESOLUTION concerning

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

FOR the purpose of recognizing the third annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week from June 2-10, 2019; and urging Annapolis residents and guests to participate in the plethora of educational and environmental events, activities, and programs that are designed to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay to the State, the region, and the United States.

WHEREAS, in 2016, the Chesapeake Bay Commission championed the notion of designating the second week of June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week; and

WHEREAS, legislation establishing the special week has been enacted in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest and, at one time, was the most productive estuary in the United States, spanning six states and the District of Columbia; and

WHEREAS, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is an extraordinary and vital natural resource, as well as an integral part of the history and heritage of the State; and

WHEREAS, the Chesapeake Bay is fed by 50 major tributaries, including the Susquehanna River, Potomac River, Patuxent River, Rappahannock River, York River, and James River, and contains more than 15 trillion gallons of water; and

WHEREAS, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay stretches 200 miles from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Norfolk, Virginia, has an average depth of 21 feet, ranges from 3.4 miles to 35 miles wide, supports more than ...

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